• Application Deadline
  • 6 months


Consolidate the key learning points from your previous management studies and integrate organisational, people, customer and financial based perspectives of the managerial role. This module is designed to be studied after completing B(ZX)628 and B(ZX)629, or may be studied at the same time as one of these modules.

The Managing 3: the Integration Challenge programme offered by The Open University UK has three aims:

  • to integrate organisational, people, marketing and financial based perspectives of the managerial role
  • to practice key management skills and techniques with others
  • to develop and examine the ability to understand and tackle complex and integrated management problems.

An online forum facilitated by one or more moderators will help to prepare you for the online school and will guide you through the process of addressing problem-based questions similar to those you will come across in the examination. In addition, you will be supported by a tutor while taking part in the online school. 

Vocational relevance

B690 is the final module taken by students to obtain the Professional Certificate in Management and thereby gain entry to the Professional Diploma in Management course and the rest of the masters programmes in business and management. This module helps to consolidate what has been learned throughout the study of the certificate modules (or other prior learning) and to apply this learning to your workplace.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    10 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The specific learning outcomes for students studying B690 are to:

  • consolidate key learning points from earlier functional-based study of management, e.g. Managing 1: organisations and people B628/BZX628 and Managing 2: marketing and finance B629/BZX629<
  • integrate the different functional views of management
  • apply managerial problem-solving approaches to ‘holistic’ work situations
  • share and to learn how to critique different problem solutions and different approaches to problem solving
  • further develop interpersonal and other skills that require interactive learning.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This module has been designed for those who have successfully studied or are studying the two 30-credit modules B628/BZX628 and B629/BZX629 in order to achieve the Professional Certificate in Management (If you take and pass this module without successfully completing the other course components of the certificate you will be awarded a pass mark and ten credits but not the Professional Certificate in Management). 
  • This module may be studied alongside the second of the two 30-credit modules above, although there will be some periods of study overlap.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    488 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 488 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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